Researcher of Sufi Studies
Since 2000, Cemalnur Sargut has been the President of Turkish Women’s Cultural Association, Istanbul (TURKKAD),(www.turkkad.org) founded by her teacher, Samiha Ayverdi in 1966. Under her leadership and with the belief that tasavvuf (sufism) can be the common language of humans and societies, TURKKAD has been organizing international symposiums* addressing a wide range of people with a view to offering solutions to today’s problems through tasavvuf, which considers knowledge as a state to be practiced and sees worship as a journey towards love.
Born in Istanbul in 1957. Finished his primary education at Istanbul Sariyer Pertevniyal School. After his graduation from Kuleli Military High School, he graduated from Philosophy Department of Bogazici University.
After undergraduate education, he had his master’s degree from the Institute of Ataturk’s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution. Then again at the same institute he got his PhD degree with the dissertation by the title of ‘Concept of Nationalism in the Changing Globalized World’. He became Associate Professor in 1996, and became Professor in 2003.
He gave different lectures in the fields of theory and politics in Bogazici University, Marmara University European Community Institute. After working as the head of Department of International Relations Abant Izzet Baysal University, he worked also as the Head of Department at Beykent University. He is currently the head of Political Science and International Relations department at Uskudar University.
She was born in 1958. She graduated from Anadolu University Faculty of Medicine in 1984. She received her Adult Psychiatry doctorate in 1991 as junior doctor. Between 1991-2004 she respectively worked as a Psychiatric Specialist, Associate Professor, 2nd Psychiatric Clinic Supervisor and lastly AMATEM Director in Ankara Numune Hospital.
She has been managing NPISTANBUL Brain Hospital Addiction Center since 2012.
He was born in Merzifon in 1952. He finished Kuleli Military High School in 1969 and graduated from Cerrahpaşa Medical School İstanbul University in 1975. Following his internship at GATA (Gülhane Military Medical Academy) he worked in Cyprus and Bursa garrisons at different military medical institutions. In 1982 he became a specialist psychiatrist at GATA. After his clinical services as a specialist at Erzincan and Çorlu Hospitals, he became an assistant professor(1988), an associate professor (1990) at GATA Haydarpaşa. He was promoted to colonel in 1993 and became a professor in 1996. Between 1996 – 1999 he worked at Yüzüncü Yıl University as faculty member and as an expert at Forensic Institution. He got retired on his own will. He took the representation of “Memory Center of America” in Turkey in 1998.
Currently, he is the Chairman of the Board of NPİSTANBUL, the first neuropsychiatry hospital of Turkey and also the founding Rector of Üsküdar University.
Oğuz Tanrıdağ, M.D., Professor of Neurology. Mr. Tanrıdağ graduated from İstanbul University, Faculty of Medicine on 1975. He completed his neurology residency on 1982 from Gülhane Military Medical Academy. He obtained his clinical fellowship in Vanderbilt University Department of Neurology, USA between 1984-1986 on Speech and Language Disorders. He became Assistant Professor in 1987, Associated Professor in 1988 and Professor of Neurology in 1993. He was awarded to TÜBITAK Encouragement Award in 1989 on Research Paper of "Memory Functions in Aphasic Patients". He currently works in Üsküdar University, Deparment of Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation.
Prof. Sevil Atasoy was born in İstanbul, 1949. She graduated from German High School and İstanbul University, Faculty of Chemistry. She gained expertise and did doctorate in medical sciences in İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa, Faculty of Medicine, Biochemistry department. She became associate professor and professor in the same branch.
Between 2005-2010, she was a board member of United Nations International Drug Control Board (INCB) and became the head of the board. Sevil Atasoy is currently the Vice Rector of Üsküdar University and is the director of the Violence and Crime Prevention and Research Center.
Sinan Canan was born in Ankara in 1972. Graduated from Hacettepe University Biology Department in 1995. He's done his MSc in Histology and Embryology department and PhD in Medical Phsyiology Department of Medical School of Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun. He became an Associate Professor in Medical Physiology in 2010. He studied and worked in different instituitons, including Bartholin Institute Neurological Research Lab (Copenhagen, Denmark, 1998), Baskent University (Ankara, 2004-2009) and Yildirim Beyazit University (Ankara, 2010-2016). Dr. Canan generally preferred to work in multidisciplinary areas, including behavioral neuroscience, electrophysiology, chaos theory, complexity, fractal geometry and fractal behavior, evolutionary neuropsychology, language and learning. He also founded the first public neuroscience education center, [n]Beyin ([n]Brain) in 2013 and has participated hundreds of public lectures.
Tarlaci is a professor of neurology at Uskudar University. He is also the editor of Neuroquantology Journal. He has been giving lectures about basic and clinical neurosciense and has given influential speeches about brain and cognitive functions. Tarlaci also published books about contemporary topics in neuroscience.
Ismail Tayfun Uzbay is professor of Medical Pharmacology. He graduated from Faculty of Pharmacy at Istanbul University in 1982. He took Ph.D. degree at Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GATA), Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Pharmacology in 1992. He worked at the same department as a research assistant professor and associate professor between 1992 and 2002. In 1997, he founded Psychopharmacology Research Unit in GATA research center and became the chairman of this unit. In 2003, he became professor. Between 2003 and 2011, he was the director of Department of Medical Pharmacology at GATA. From 1997 to 1998, he worked in University of North Texas in USA as a visiting scientist for one year. Now he is working at Üsküdar University in Istanbul. He is head of the Departments of Molecular Biology and Genetics and director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Application and Research Center (NPARC) at Üsküdar University.
Türker Tekin Ergüzel
Asst. Prof. Dr. Turker Tekin Ergüzel was born in 1978. He graduated from Marmara University, department of Computer and Control Education. He studied “Web Based Application of Data Structures” as his master thesis. He got his both bachelor and master degree with 1st class honours. He completed his PhD on “ Process Control Using Genetic-Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm”. His main studies focused on artificial intelligence covering system modelling, feature extraction, feature selection and fuzzy controllers. He has published papers in SCI journals covering neuroscience topics.
Dr. Erguzel taught at Arel University for 2 years and has been making his researches as faculty member of Computer Engineering Department of Uskudar University since 2012. His recent studies are mainly focusing on artificial intelligence approaches to classify psychiatric disorders and prediction of treatment responses.
Founder & CEO, Ventures & Mentors League
Throughout his carrier, Ufuk served as a C-level executive in several companies in the States, France and Turkey. He teached at Bogazici University and published more than 400 works. He was a board member at Transparency International. Ufuk served as the Vice president of ODTU Teknokent (Middle East Technical University Technopark). He also recently founded the Ventures & Mentors League.
Ufuk is an alumnus of Robert College, Bogazici University and Clemson University.